We heard there was less smoke down in White Rock, BC, than around here in Burnaby, so we headed down for a beach walk today. It certainly was more pleasant near the water.
There were several killdeer flitting about the water’s edge
Mallards in flight
Not sure what kind of dove this is. Have asked some experts. . .
UPDATE: Eurasian Collared-Dove
Cormorant off the pier
Yumi shot me on the pier
We came across this massive old log that must have been part of a logging operation
We picked up this Ikea rocker/stool set used awhile ago. It’s in great shape and looks sharp, but it’s a toe-stubbing menace.
Those legs on the stool are angled forward just enough that we’ve both whacked toes on them.
And those little projections at the front of the rockers, while perhaps needed for stability, also attract toes like magnets.
I hope eventually it will sink into the subconscious to automatically give these items of furniture a slightly wider berth. . .
Spent several hours wandering the
Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary in Delta, BC, today.
Damn but we’re cute, aren’t we?
I noticed the potatoes were starting to turn, so I made a large batch of potato salad. I’ll split it in half, leaving one container without lettuce, eggs, and mayo, and make a fresh mix tomorrow.
This will cut down dramatically on cooking this weekend!
While the heat has come down a bit, it’s still way too dry.
I’ve been taking my daily walks earlier to try to beat the heat, but the sun has been scorching by 8:00 am.
The cat takes a few steps and then stretches out on linoleum to try to cool off.
We were planning to go to the Squamish Days Loggers Sports Festival today, but the highway was so jammed that we bailed before the Second Narrows Bridge, and decided to go for a walk around Deer Lake instead.
Bees were sipping water from lilies
Double trouble. . .
We had a super time at the
Powell Street Festival that celebrates Japanese art, culture, and food, at Oppenheimer Park in Vancouver, where Japantown used to be before the WWII-related internment forced Japanese out of their homes, schools, and businesses.
I took nearly 700 photographs, and here’s a sample until I get around to making a Flickr album.
My wife made this all-fruit “cake” for my birthday. Wow!
I took my daily walk early this morning to beat the heat, but it’s topped out around 25-26C this afternoon, much better than the last few days.
Lovely mini clouds today!
This Northern Flicker played peekaboo, constantly flitting about as if to prevent me from getting a clear shot :-).
Had a great time down in Steveston, BC, today, taking in the Richmond Maritime Festival.
My Flickr album here.
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